An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, March 3, 2014
I've finished the doily. It may be traditional or even old fashioned, but it is pretty. I enjoyed tatting it. It's quite soothing to tat with a ball and one shuttle and a straight forward pattern.
Some stats: The pattern comes from a Coats booklet dated 1971. The thread is DMC Cebelia Ecru, size 20. The diameter is 50 cm or 19 1/2 inches. It took me two weeks. I worked out that the outer row took about 24 hours of tatting. Anything else I should add? There are mistakes. There's even a mistake on the very first round! I only noticed it when I was on round 4 or so, much too late to correct it.